Candy Corn Bear: Free Crochet Pattern

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Candy corn seems to be a seriously polarizing candy! Some of my friends love it while most of my family members can't stand it. Whether you love or hate candy corn, the confection is still a quintessential Halloween treat. I'm somewhat partial to candy corn in small quantities. I was inspired by these sugary morsels …

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Crochet Purse: Free Pattern

I tried out this pattern a looong time ago when I first started to crochet. I didn't know how to read crochet diagrams but I tried my best to make this adorable little bag. I struggled with the pattern and ended up scrapping the project. (Sidenote: if you're struggling with crochet patterns, THIS post explains how to …

Magic Lantern Granny Squares: Free Pattern

A while ago I stumbled upon a crochet diagram on Pinterest without a title or a designer. Upon doing a reverse image search I found out that this type of pattern is called a magic lantern. I still haven't found out who created the diagram but I'm still searching! Here are some of the lanterns …

Fall Clothes & Accessories You Can Crochet

  All summer long I look forward to wearing fall clothes. I love the cozy layers and sumptuous textures that cooler weather allows. I'm a scarf and sweater fanatic. When I first taught a friend to crochet, she was so excited that she exclaimed, "I'm going to save so much on sweaters this season!"  Crochet …

Free Pattern: Granny Square Scrubby

A few days ago I crocheted two circles to show the difference between a slip stitch join and an invisible join (you can read more about that here). I decided to transform these circles into granny squares and make a little shower scrubby! I made the scrubby out of a light DK weight cotton in …

Free Pattern: Mini Dream Catcher

  I've always wanted to make my own but the prospect of learning a new craft  seemed a little daunting. This dream catcher can be made with (mostly) basic crochet skills. I  got the idea to use a recycled plastic  base for a dream catcher after seeing an image of a crochet mandala within a …

How to make Crochet Color Swatches

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      I've always had a tough time choosing the right colors to crochet with. I'd usually use my intuition to guide my color choices only to be dissatisfied with the end result and unravel after a few rows. I came across this article on crochet color swatches. I had to try out the technique for …

Free Crochet Pattern: Mini Mandala

Inspired by a basket of fresh peaches, I decided to make a summery little mandala!   You can buy an ad free, printable version of this pattern for $1.99 HERE on Etsy. Materials tapestry needle 3.25 mm crochet hook cotton DK weight yarn in 5 colors (I used this yarn in the shades washed teal, peach orange, bright peach, …